2013-05-10 22:49:02 -
Santiago, Chile, May 10, 2013- LATAM Airlines Group S.A. and its subsidiaries,
("LATAM Airlines Group" or "the Company") (NYSE: LFL / IPSA: LAN /
LATM11), the leading airline group in Latin America, today reported preliminary
monthly traffic statistics for April 2013 compared to April 2012.
System passenger traffic decreased 1.1% as capacity rose 0.1%. As a result, the
Company's load factor for the month decreased 0.9 points to 77.0%. International
passenger traffic accounted for approximately 53% of the month's total passenger
Domestic passenger traffic in LATAM Airlines Group's Spanish speaking operations
(Chile, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia) rose 12.3%, as capacity increased
16.0%. As a consequence, the domestic passenger load factor decreased 2.5 points
Domestic passenger traffic
in Brazil decreased 6.9%, as capacity decreased
11.7%. As a consequence, the domestic Brazil passenger load factor increased
3.8 points to 73.3%.
International passenger traffic decrease 0.6%, while capacity increased 5.0%.
Accordingly, the international passenger load factor for the month decreased
4.5 points to 80.2%. International traffic includes international operations of
both LAN and TAM on regional and long haul routes.
Cargo traffic rose 10.0% as capacity increased 7.1%. As a consequence, the cargo
load factor increased 1.6 points to 61.2%. The growth in cargo capacity is a
result of an increased availability in the belly of passenger aircrafts. The
increase in cargo traffic was mainly driven by delayed seasonal demand.
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